Cleaning naturally is a great way to keep your family healthy while protecting the environment. With natural cleaning products there is no need to worry about inhaling dangerous fumes while cleaning or exposing your children or pets to these chemicals. In fact, you can clean and disinfect your home with a handful of ingredients you already have in your kitchen, eliminating all need for harsh cleaning chemicals in your home. These products are also completely biodegradable and safe for the environment, so there is no need to worry about your cleansers escaping down the drain. And don’t forget that another benefit of these all natural cleansers is that they are inexpensive – think about the money you’ll save by replacing Windex with vinegar!
Did you know that distilled white vinegar is a disinfectant? Mix two parts water with one part vinegar in a spray bottle and you have a wonderful all purpose cleaner. Use this all-natural mixture to clean countertops, floors, windows, stovetops, refrigerators, mirrors and anything else that needs cleaning. It’s safe on nearly all surfaces, and don’t worry, the vinegar smell disappears after drying.
Pour some vinegar straight into your toilet bowl to replace your expensive toilet cleanser.
Baking soda eliminates odors. Shake baking soda over a carpet then vacuum to keep carpets smelling fresh.
Baking soda also works as an all-natural abrasive. Mix baking soda with water to make a paste. Use a sponge or washcloth to use this abrasive paste to scrub stubborn stains on stoves or countertops, or to clear out soap scum in the bathroom. For tough jobs that need a bit more of an abrasive edge, add a touch of table salt. Wash away your baking soda with your all purpose vinegar cleanser and you’ll get a fizzy show.
Lemons are also great for natural cleaning. They are naturally a mild disinfectant and smell fresh and clean. Add lemon juice to your all purpose vinegar cleanser to make it smell better. Lemon juice also works great for removing countertop stains, just squeeze some juice over the stain, allow to sit for a few moments (not too long!), then wipe away. Lemon juice also works well on stubborn soap scum in the bathroom, and for shining up brass and copper in the kitchen.
These are just some of the ways you can clean your home with household kitchen products. Using all natural cleaning products is a great way to keep your family healthy and protect the environment, all while saving money.